• Subject: Re: AS/400 9404 Model E10
  • From: "Brad McDaniel" <mcdawbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 01:16:09 -0600

Success...got the thing running with a little luck (and a lot of unplugging,
reconnecting, and the like!)

Thanks everybody.

Brad

-----Original Message-----
From: Brad McDaniel <mcdawbm@mindspring.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Monday, January 22, 2001 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: AS/400 9404 Model E10


>Thanks for the reply...  Here's what I know:
>
>a) I'm pretty sure the OS is still on it and the disks were not erased.
>b) checked all the cables and the cards, and everything seems to be tight.
>
>I tried to perform the functions you suggested, but with the key in normal
>mode, the only functions that are available are 1, 4, and 11??
>
>Any more advice?  Greatly appreciated!
>
>Brad
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Neil Palmer <neilp@dpslink.com>
>To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
>Date: Sunday, January 21, 2001 11:24 PM
>Subject: Re: AS/400 9404 Model E10
>
>
>>If everything is hooked up correctly, the only thing you would need to
>>press on the front panel is the power switch.
>>What could be wrong ?  A couple of guesses:
>>a) OS/400 did NOT come with the hardware back in the days of the E10.
>>Maybe the last thing done before it was powered down was to erase the
>>disks ?
>>b) The disks were damaged in transport and now won't power up - or some of
>>the cards became unseated (try reseating the cards and making sure the
>>cables are tightly attached).
>>
>>When you press the power switch on the front panel (panel should be
>>displaying 01 B at that point - up/down buttons to 02, Enter, up/down to
>>B, Enter - and the keylock should be in the Normal position) is there ant
>>activity (changing codes) in the LCD display ?  Does it stop after a while
>>with a code displayed and the yellow ATtention light on ?
>>
>>...Neil
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>"Brad McDaniel" <mcdawbm@mindspring.com>
>>Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
>>2001/01/21 21:01
>>Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
>>
>>
>>        To:     <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
>>        cc:
>>        Subject:        AS/400 9404 Model E10
>>
>>Hello Folks -
>>
>>I recently purchased an AS/400 9404 Model E10 from my employer for a mere
>>$45 (although I was told that even that was too much!).  However, I can't
>>seem to get the thing to boot up.  Does it need some sort of boot disk?
>>The
>>OS should be loaded already, as it was running fine until the day they
>>turned it off and shipped it out the door, but other that, I have no idea
>>what software is loaded on it, if any.  As far as I know, the terminal and
>>keyboard are all hooked up correctly, and the power works.
>>
>>I have a feeling I need to run one of the functions you can enter on the
>>front of the box to get it going, but I don't know which one.  I know I
>>sound like a complete moron here, but I am usually on the development side
>>of the fence, and have no hardware operations experience with the 400.
>>
>>Any advice would be appreciated.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Brad McDaniel
>>
>>
>>
>>
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